Immigration nabs human trafficking kingpin, rescues 5 victims

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Katsina —The Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, said it had arrested a human trafficking kingpin, Muntari Hamidu, 30, and rescued five victims in Katsina State.

The state Comptroller of NIS, Mr Emmanuel Ogbumuo, who disclosed this at a news conference, yesterday, in Katsina, said the suspect had been on the watch list for a long time.
Ogbumuo said the suspect was arrested in Maimujiya, a border town with Niger Republic, by a combined Immigration Border Patrol Team and the Nigerien Police, Monday.
The comptroller said the suspect was arrested together with five victims, three females and two males, aged between 20 and 25 years.

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